PHM urges Selangor MB to intervene and stop the eviction of villagers of Kg Sri Makmur, Gombak

The road leading to Kg Sri Makmur in Taman Sri Gombak.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20: The Green Party today urged Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, to intervene and stop a court order that will become effective Wednesday, February 21 for the eviction and clearance of Kampung Sri Makmur in Taman Sri Gombak, Selangor.

In a statement today, the party’s secretary Abdul Razak Ismail said the eviction will involve more than 114 houses and more than 350 villagers whose lives will be stranded should the court order be carried out tomorrow.

“The Selangor government must consider the fact that they have been living in the village since the time their parents had first settled in the area about 30-40 years ago.

“The villagers had made many trips to the Selangor state secretariat office to meet the Menteri Besar to discuss the future of their village but they did not get any proper response,” Razak said.

The village comes under the Gombak Setia state constituency (PN) and the federal constituency of Gombak held by Amiruddin.

The owner of the land, Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) is planning on building a condominium at the site where the village is currently located.

PKNS and the villagers must come together and work for an amiable solution, as these are the people who are living in the fringes of the city and include those in the lower income category, single mothers and senior citizens, Razak said.

Meanwhile, a 2022 news report said that low cost houses at RM35,000 were offered by PKNS to the villagers but many were not able to take it up as they did not qualify for the loans.

— WE